Visiting the Museum of Lincolnshire Life is now more exciting than ever thanks to a series of improvements.
The museum’s store room has been refurbished, meaning public tours will be available for the first time from May, and the reception and gift-shop have also been revamped.
The changes were made possible thanks to £335,000 from Arts Council England, which also paid for eco-friendly improvements to lighting and heating systems.
Jonathan Platt, head of libraries and heritage, said:
“The store tours mean visitors will be able to go behind the scenes and see an even greater slice of Lincolnshire life than ever before.
"And now the building’s more environmentally-friendly, we’ve not just reduced our carbon footprint but our energy bills too.
“However, these improvements are just the beginning.
"Work has just started on a heritage-themed play area in the courtyard for our younger visitors.
"This should be completed in the summer, and will hopefully attract more people to the museum.
“The museum has also successfully bid for an additional £223,000 of funding from Arts Council England for a project entitled Bringing the Barracks to Life, which will use digital technology to explore the museum site and exhibits.”